Graphic comic depicts Nazi officer with a frightened Jewish girl telling her that she doesn’t belong in Germany. Prior to the beginning of the holocaust, Nazi’s believed the Jews, “have no right to German citizenship” and “were held to have been largely responsible for the troubles with which the nation was afflicted following on the war of 1914-18.” Jewish Virtual Library
Likewise, today’s American political climate is becoming very similar. In recent days Donald Trump rhetoric called for a national registry of Muslims akin to the registry of Jews in Germany and republicans are on an all out verbal assault on Muslims. The rightwing extremists in the US have now moved into the mainstream with increasing support of establishment Republicans and Christian Coalition evangelicals. Hate rhetoric, blame, increasing aggression and hate crimes against ordinary Muslims (mainly women and children) has increased 3 fold since the Paris attacks.
Both images are real events in history.
The comic serves to warn us of making the same mistake again. Let’s recognize the road that we are going down before it happens again. Let’s not repeat history.
We thank the Jewish community for their support during this difficult time.
“A synagogue in Peterborough, Ontario, has opened its doors to a local Muslim community after their mosque was damaged in an arson attack earlier this month. Police continue to investigate the targeting of the mosque as part of a wave of hate crimes that followed the attacks in Paris.” IB Times
Together we can unite to prevent crimes against both of our communities from extremists of all brands.
“When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a saviour and defender, and he will rescue them. So the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the Lord. (Isaiah 19: 20-21)